Thursday, April 18, 2013
Mayock: Don't trade Revis
By Rich Cimini
For NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, the Jets' decision on Darrelle Revis is simple: Don't do it.
"I'm not trading him. End of story," Mayock said Thursday on a media conference call. "I'm going to find a way to make it work. I think sometimes we get too carried away with all these draft picks and I'm sitting there saying, 'Man, corner is a position of need. They're hard to find.' This is the best corner in football, and he's going to be one of the best of all-time, and he's 27 years old. If I'm New York, I'm not going there."
From the Bucs' viewpoint, Mayock said the prospect of acquiring Revis is "pretty exciting. I'm giving up [the 13th pick] to get him, and I'm also talking about some of those other picks. ... My perspective from Tampa, man, I'm all over trying to get Darrelle Revis."
Commenting on the Jets' draft, Mayock said LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo is "a real logical guy" with the ninth pick. He also said the Jets have offensive-line issues and should consider the top two guards, Alabama's Chance Warmack and North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper.
Mayock said the left side of the line is fine with LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and recently-signed LG Willie Colon. As for the right side, "Brandon Moore is a free agent ... Austin (Howard) ... I don't know what's going on over there. If one of those guard was available, I'd be pretty happy with that. Obviously, it's not sexy and the New York Post and Daily (News), they're not going to have wonderful things to say about John Idzik. To me, you're just looking for quality football players. If you can't get an edge guy, I think an offensive lineman would make sense there."
Warmack and Cooper played left guard in college, but the Jets could adjust by moving one of them -- or Colon -- to right guard.